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Windows 7: few Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows OS

19 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 and MAC
few Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows OS


Win+Home: Clear all but the active window
Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop
Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window
Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it's maximized
Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor (If you've got dual monitors, adding Shift to the mix (e.g., Win+Shift+Right arrow) will move the window to the adjacent monitor.)
Win+T: Focus and scroll through items on the taskbar.
Win+P: Adjust presentation settings for your display
Win+(+/-): Zoom in/out
Shift+Click a taskbar item: Open a new instance of that application

Make windows transparent: Win + Space
This is the keyboard equivalent of mousing over the transparency tool in the right corner of the System Tray — great for those times when you need to something on the desktop (like a gadget) but don’t want to minimize all your windows. After tapping Win-Space, your windows will stay see-through until you let go of the Windows key.
Quick-launch taskbar apps: Win + (1-9)
As you know, Windows 7 makes it a snap to “pin” frequently used programs to the taskbar. But did you also know that these programs are automatically assigned a number and corresponding Windows-key shortcut? Just press Windows-1 to launch the first pinned program (the one closest to the Start button), Windows-2 to launch the next one, and so on. Fastest app-launching known to man! Except, of course, for this …
Quick-launch any app: Hotkey
Like Vista before it, Windows 7 lets you assign a quick-launch hotkey to any installed program. Just right-click the program’s icon, choose Properties, and then click the Shortcut tab. Click once in the Shortcut key field, then press the hotkey combo you want to assign (Ctrl-Shift-H, for instance). Click OK and you’re done! Assuming you have a good memory, app launching doesn’t get any faster than this.
Dock active windows: Win + Left or Right Arrow
A great shortcut for users with widescreen monitors, this combo docks the active window to the left or right half of the screen (depending on which arrow you tap), at the same time maximizing it top-to-bottom.
Magnify your view: Win + (+)
Windows 7’s built-in magnifier lets you zoom in wherever you place your cursor. Just tap Win-plus (that’s the Windows key and the plus key) to enable the magnifier and set a 200 percent zoom level. When you mouse to any edge of the screen, your view scrolls accordingly. The more you tap the keys, the higher the zoom. Of course, you can just as easily zoom out again with Win-minus.
Open presentation settings: Win + P
Good news for business users constantly struggling to get Windows to cooperate with projectors: A quick tap of Win-P activates a monitor-settings panel. Click Duplicate or Projector only to send your display to the big screen, or Extend if you’ve connected a second monitor and want extra screen real estate.

Create a new folder: Ctrl + Shift + N
Forget the old way of creating new folders. In Windows 7, all it takes is a tap of Ctrl-Shift-N. This works in any open Explorer window, but also on the desktop. After the new folder appears, just type in a name as usual and hit Enter.
Bring gadgets to the fore: Win + G
Now that Windows’ gadgets are no longer relegated to the Sidebar, they’re free to sit anywhere on your desktop. Of course, that means they can get obscured by other windows. As you now know, a tap of Win-Space makes those windows temporarily see-through, but what if you want to put the gadgets on top of your windows? No problem: Just tap Win-G.

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19 Feb 2010   #2

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Another informative post, containing information that all members can use. Keep it up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 and MAC

Thank You all
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19 Feb 2010   #4


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevy22 View Post
Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor (If you've got dual monitors, adding Shift to the mix (e.g., Win+Shift+Right arrow) will move the window to the adjacent monitor.)
Just to add some to those with dual display systems:
  • To dock a window to the left on the right display: Win + left. One more win + left docks the window to the right on left display
  • To dock a window to the right on the left display: Win + right. One more win + right docks the window to the left on right display

Found this on TechNet: The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBook

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate

yeah.. I use those snap shortcuts all the time. Until Explorer comes with dual view structure option where one can see the contents of two folders side by side in one window, snap is a total blessing..
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